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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jarheadk5, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    Is there any reason why I should stop considering building my own case for my next computer?

    I just don't see the need to buy a nice-looking case when it's just gonna be "hidden" in a cabinet in my desk. As I'm seeing it, if I get a PSU, some aluminum sheet and angle, and some hardware, I can fab my own drive bay frame(s), mobo mount, and airflow controls. I really don't care what it looks like, as it'll be behind a solid door in my desk, and therefore out-of-sight. Expandability would be great with this - within the size limits of the desk cabinet, I can make this case even bigger than a full-size tower.


    Input and suggestions are appreciated.
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I think that cases are too cheap to even consider trying to make one. Lining up the slots and screws properly for the PCI cards would be a bit of a pain. You also have to consider proper cooling and venting so you don't smoke a CPU or graphics card. If you don't want anything fancy you can find a cheap case for $50 or less.
     
  3. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    Man, that's alot of work. Lots of precise measuring and drilling required to mount all that stuff. Then you have airflow concerns...seems like a lot of time spent for something that's pretty cheap to buy.


    You can get cheap cases for like $15.

    $50 buys you a pretty decent quiet one with lots of room for expandability, rubber mounted drives etc...,
    $100+ gets into the bling bling stuff.
     
  4. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    My brother got his "new" case for free. We spray painted it,and added some cooling fan's. Turned out pretty good.
     
  5. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Make sure there is a good air supply behind that closed door, or your computer will frequently overheat...
     
  6. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yeah make sure there is theses guys behind it [​IMG]
     

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